With the delivery of broadcast and transmission equipment purchased from the United Kingdom, the FUNAAB (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta) Radio 89.5 FM will soon join 27 other universities operating campus radio stations.
Coordinator, FUNAAB Radio, Mr. Ayo Arowojolu, said the station had begun transmitting online.
Arowojolu said the equipment bought from the Clyde Broadcast Products Limited, Glasgow, came at the right time when the university management had constituted the FUNAAB Radio Management Board, with Prof Victor Olowe of the Agricultural Media, Research and Extension Centre (AMREC) as the Alternate Chairman.
Other members of the Board are Arowojolu, Prof Kolawole Adebayo, Directorate of Grants Management; Prof Helen Bodunde, Communication and General Studies Department; Prof Eniola Fabusoro, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development; Prof Biodun Badmus, Department of Physics; Mrs. Emi’ Alawode, Directorate of Public Relations; Mrs. Atinuke Adiyeloja, Bursary Department; and Ms. Adeola Oke of the Registry Unit as secretary.
Olowe received the equipment on arrival.
While inspecting the equipment and the station, the Ag Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ololade Enikuomehin, promised that Management would leave no stone unturned towards a speedy take-off of the station.
He said the reason for the station was to enhance stakeholders and campus communication with the use of technology. He listed the stakeholders to include, the ‘young at heart’, intellectuals, urban professionals, community peasants, children and the court of public opinion.
At take-off, he said the radio would be transmitting between 5.30am to 11.00pm on weekdays and include weekend packages as the station grows.